Abu Jundal ​convicted in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul ​case; court accepts there was a conspiracy to eliminate Modi, Togadia

A Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court, Thursday, held Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and 11 others guilty in 2006 Aurangabad Arms haul case.

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2016, 14:07 PM IST
Abu Jundal ​convicted in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul ​case; court accepts there was a conspiracy to eliminate Modi, Togadia

Mumbai: A Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court, Thursday, held Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and 11 others guilty in 2006 Aurangabad Arms haul case.

While delivering the order, the MCOCA court accepted prosecution's case that there was a conspiracy after 2002 Gujarat riots to eliminate then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and Vishva Hindu Parishad​'s Pravin Togadia. 

Special MCOCA Judge Shrikant Anekar acquitted eight others in the case while trial of two accused have been separated.

The trial, which had resumed in 2013 after the arrest of Abu Jundal, had concluded in March this year before the MCOCA court here.

On May 8, 2006, a Maharashtra ATS team chased a Tata Sumo and an Indica car on Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad and arrested three terror suspects and seized 30kg of RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets.

The Indica, allegedly driven by Jundal, managed to give police the slip. Jundal, who hails from Beed district of Maharashtra, drove to Malegaon and a few days later he escaped to Bangladesh from where he fled to Pakistan, according to the state police.

He was deported to India from Saudi Arabia in 2012.

The court had last year framed charges against the LeT operative in connection with 26/11 attacks case.